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Schuette To Appeal Ruling On Straight-Party Voting Ban

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that blocks the state’s new ban on straight-party voting.

The judge says the law strikes at the rights of blacks who tend to vote for Democrats with a single mark on the ballot.

House Speaker Kevin Cotter disagrees with what he calls a “bizarre ruling.”

The Mt. Pleasant Republican says it’s well beyond time that the state modernize voting in Michigan to reflect democratic ideals, not partisan power.

House Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh of East Lansing said the legislation was a blatant partisan attempt by Republicans to rig the election by changing the rules to make the voting process more cumbersome and less convenient.

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